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Make a Holiday Felt Favor Bag

Cinch scallop-trimmed squares of red and green felt with a length of ribbon adorned with pinecones and berries, then fill the gift bag with goodies.

What You Need

  • 1/4 yard of red and green felt
  • Scalloped-edge scissors
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Medium-width ribbon
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Holly leaves and berries
  • Small pinecones

How to Make It

  1. Cut a 5-1/2-inch-diameter circle of red felt for the bag bottom.
  2. Cut a 14-1/2-x--1/2-inch rectangle of red felt and trim one long edge with scalloped-edge scissors.
  3. With right sides together and using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the short edges of the rectangle together for the bag sides. Turn and press.
  4. With right sides together and using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the bottom circle to the sides. Turn right side out.
  5. Cut a 5-1/2-inch-diameter circle of green felt for the bag bottom.
  6. Cut a 14-1/2-x-9-1/2-inch rectangle of felt and assemble the liner following the directions for the bag.
  7. Slip the green bag liner inside the red bag.
  8. Fill the bag with desired items and tie closed with ribbon.
  9. Hot-glue holly leaves, berries, and pinecones on the ribbon tails.

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